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‘Star Wars’ Fans Think Boba Fett is Alive in ‘The Last Jedi’

The oldest debate in Star Wars history might not have anything to do with Han shooting Greedo under that table. Instead, it’s all about whether or not Boba Fett survived being eaten by the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi. For years, fans and writers of Star Wars comic books and novel have maintained that Boba Fett wasn’t eaten at all. But, will that become canon? Some fans believe there’s serious evidence to prove Fett is still at large during the time of The Last Jedi.

 

On Sunday, a Reddit user pointed out that a few leaked images for upcoming 2018 Star Wars toys clearly depict Boba Fett flying out of the Sarlacc Pit, apparently shooting his flame-thrower at it. While the leaked images don’t prove anything, and may not end up being “real” official Star Wars products at all, it is an interesting choice. Why show Boba Fett flying around the Tatooine desert at all, much less next to the Sarlacc Pit unless he’s making some kind of comeback post-Return of the Jedi?

Again, Boba Fett truthers have existed way before Lucasfilm even dreamed of creating a new unified canon for Star Wars. In 1991, the comic book series Dark Empire made it clear that Fett didn’t die on Tatooine at all, and was still a formidable Bounty Hunter six years after the Battle of Endor. In that timeline, Fett was hunting Han and Leia for the murder of Jabba the Hutt. Subsequent to that, the rest of the expanded universe novels and comics continued to operate under the assumption that Fett was alive. Obviously, Dark Empire and all the other ‘90s expanded universe stuff has been swept away in terms of new canon, but that doesn’t mean some version of Fett’s escape from the Sarlacc couldn’t still happen.

The latest canon story to feature Boba Fett is called “Added Muscle,” which appears in the new anthology Star Wars book; A Certain Point of View. In the audiobook version, Fett is voiced by none other than Jon Hamm, which couldindicate Disney is setting up Hamm to voice Fett in that rumored Boba Fett standalone movie.

 

The question is, would such hypothetical Jon Hamm-as-Boba-Fett standalone movie take place after Return of the Jedi or after? Because if Boba Fett is alive during the time of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, he’d be about the age Han Solo was. Which means, Snoke might hire him to do some dirty work related to Luke Skywalker.


The Last Jedi opens on December 15, 2017. As of this writing, a standalone Boba Fett movie has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm.

Source:

https://www.inverse.com/article/37679-boba-fett-canon-star-wars-last-jedi-fan-theory

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SEASON 8 OF ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ PREMIERED LAST NIGHT, AND IT WAS JUST AS CRAZY VIOLENT AS YOU’D EXPECT

After season 7 ended on a cliff hanger, with Maggie, Rick, and Ezekiel making a speech in which they promise a massive war against Negan and his group, AMC’s The Walking Deadreturned with its season 8 premiere last night, and some people were super stoked about it.

Others, however, definitely weren’t as excited, and thought the episode was exactly what the eighth season of a hit TV show would be: Out of ideas for original, riveting content.

 

The episode, titled “Mercy,” wasn’t just the season 8 premiere — it was also the series’ 100th episode, which is a big deal for a TV show. There aren’t many out there that manage to keep their audiences engaged enough to produce so many episodes. 

In fact, some fans in London were so thrilled about the milestone that they had a Walking Dead parade, where they waddled through the streets dressed as zombies to celebrate the momentous occasion. 

Anyway, back to the show. And just FYI — there might be some spoilers up in here, so if you’re a fan of the show and haven’t watched the season 8 premiere yet, you might want to close out of this page right now.

In last night’s episode, the much-anticipated war between Rick and Negan finally began, but the episode didn’t exactly follow a chronological format. It jumped around from scene to scene, and at one point, we saw Rick and his buddies prepare for their attack, but then we suddenly saw a flash from the future where Rick looks like a Santa Claus who has been dragged through the depths of hell by Satan himself.

 

A bunch of other things happen and there’s a lot of screaming and gun-shooting, but ultimately, we conclude at the end of the episode that Rick has won the first battle. 

Hooray. Way to go, Rick. Gold star for you.

And since Twitter is the ultimate place for people to voice their opinions on arbitrary things, here are some of the best reactions from this season’s explosive premiere, where the entire episode is basically summed up with a GIF or two. 

Source:

https://www.maxim.com/entertainment/walking-dead-season-8-premiere-2017-10

 

Jared Leto dedicated to bringing fans the third Tron 3 movie!

Inexplicably the planned sequel to director Joseph Kosinski‘s 2010 hit sequel Tron Legacy was canceled before production could begin in 2015. It was believed the sequel would continue immediately on from the closing moments of Tron Legacy in which Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) brought ISO Quorra (Olivia Wilde) into the real world, possibly showing elements of the Grid within our world. It was reported in 2015 that for reasons unknown that Disney had decided to cancel production on a third Tron movie in favor of developing other properties, but in 2016 former Disney development executive Brigham Taylor hinted that plans for a third movie were not dead, which was later confirmed by actor Hedlund and director Kosinski. More recently THR reported that Disney is reportedly still considering a new Tron movie, which is rumored to be a reboot of the franchise with Jared Leto attached to star as a new character named Ares. Speaking recently in an interview with Collider about his latest movie Blade Runner 2049 American actor Leto spoke briefly about the untitled Tron movie…

 “It was a huge movie for me as well and I do think there’s so much potential in that world, there so much left to be said. I’m absolutely game to try to help in any way that I can bring that to life… It’s something that we’re in discussions about and very much looking forward to bringing to reality. It’s very early days though.”

While it seems Leto is still attached to and seemingly dedicated to the project, sadly it also appears that the project has yet to be even seriously considered by Disney and greenlit for production, taking into account that there has still been no true explanation as to why the aforementioned planned sequel was dropped by Disney just before it was to begin production. Considering the franchises popularity and its prolific stature in geek culture it seems perplexing that Disney is not more invested in expanding the universe. As for Kosinski, following the critical success of Only the Brave, and his forthcoming Top Gun: Maverick in 2019, should he direct the next Tron movie, it wouldn’t be until 2020 at the earliest.

Conceptually the planned premise for the third Tron movie would have been something fresh and original with virtually generated entities able to become flesh and bone, nevermind the dynamics this would have created both on a personal level for Quorra, but also on a philosophical level for characters such as Clu and Tron. Then of course if such a movie was to be made the visuals alone could have been award-worthy. It’s a shame then that the only Light Cycles we will probably get to see ripping up the tarmac of a ‘real’ street will be in Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming Ready Payer One (pictured above), which you’ll be able to get 50% off on Movie tickets from CouponsMonk for.

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‘Defenders’ Ranks Among Netflix’s Most Binge-Watched Shows

The old way of watching television shows is being replaced by the wide world of binging. Sites like Netflix and Hulu have made it easy for audiences to consume shows in a weekend if they so please, and it seems plenty of people did just that for Marvel’s The Defenders.

Thanks to a new report, Netflix has confirmed its latest Marvel series managed to charm fans when it dropped. The site released its list of most binge-watched original series, and The Defenders came in at third place.

The superhero miniseries pulled ahead of some major competitors to steal third place. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life managed to come in on top with Fuller House trailing behind it, but shows like The Ranch and even Orange Is The New Black failed to take over Daredevil’s new posse.

You can check out the study’s full list of binge-friendly shows below:

 
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
    Fuller House
    Marvel’s The Defenders
    The Seven Deadly Sins
    The Ranch
    Santa Clarita Diet
    Trailer Park Boys
    F is for Family
    Orange Is the New Black
    Stranger Things
    Friends from College
    Atypical
    Grace and Frankie
    Wet Hot American Summer
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    House of Cards
    Love
    GLOW
    Chewing Gum
    Master of None

According to Netflix, The Defenders really shined in one market; The site says Korea took a liking to the series the country had the most binge-watchers eyeing The Defenders than any other country. When it comes to the U.S., it seems Netflix subscribers are sending that kind of love to House of Cards.

Source:

http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/10/18/the-defenders-netflix-binge-watch/

Jon Snow went to costume party dressed as Jon Snow

Kit Harington has revealed how he recently went to a costume party dressed as his “Game of Thrones” character Jon Snow.

The actor claimed that fiancee Rose Leslie forced him to commit the faux pas.

Speaking to Heat Magazine, Harington explained: “Recently I went to a 30th birthday party and the theme was ‘bad taste.’ I was in Aberdeen, and I left it really late to get a costume.”

“So I went to the one costume shop that was open … and the woman who worked there said, ‘You know, you really look like the guy from ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I’ve got a ‘Game of Thrones’ outfit.”

“And she pulled out a Jon Snow costume, and Rose just whispered in my ear, ‘I won’t love you if you don’t wear it … You should do it.’”

Harington described the experience as “really embarrassing.”

He added: “The people bringing round canapes were looking at me, thinking, ‘You sad man! You’ve come dressed as your character.’ I think the woman in the shop realized who I was as I was leaving.”

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“But that’s even sadder – me going to a fancy dress shop and buying a Jon Snow costume.”

Harington recently revealed how he “blew his load early” when proposing to his fianceeand “Game of Thrones” co-star Rose Leslie.

The couple has been dating since they met on the set of the fantasy series in 2012 and confirmed their engagement with an announcement in The Times.

The proposal didn’t go exactly to plan, as the famous actor got so excited that he asked Leslie too early.

Appearing on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” Harington said: “We did a little announcement in The Times…”

“I did have some plans to do it, I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early.”

Realising what he’d said, he laughed: “Sorry that’s a really bad expression.”

“I was meant to do it the day after with the lights. What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early. Not blew my load.”

Source:

http://nypost.com/2017/10/17/jon-snow-went-to-costume-party-dressed-as-jon-snow/

Why Some Fans Might Not Like Justice League’s Aquaman, According To Jason Momoa

While we’ve met Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, a lot of the characters who are going to be popping up in Justice League are pretty new. One of these characters is Aquaman, who will play a key role in Justice League before getting his own solo movie in 2018. However, the actor who plays Aquaman, Jason Momoa, recently revealed some information about his character, noting that fans may not be in love with Justice League‘s version of the character. Here’s why:

Aquaman, he’s not even really Aquaman yet. He’s not the King of the Seven Seas. We don’t really get there until my solo movie, at the end. Really, it’s a huge growth for me. It’s a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they’re gonna see, how I portray him. But you gotta wait until we get to the solo movie to really know. Because he’s not King yet.

 

From what Jason Momoa had to say to Comic Book Movie, if you are a fan of Aquaman once he is King of the Seven Seas and has more of a grip on his destiny, you may not be a fan of the character in Justice League, or even at the beginning of the Aquaman movie. While we didn’t officially know that Aquaman would become the King of the Seven Seas at the end of his solo movie, it makes total sense. Justice League has already looked like a sort of coming-into-his-own story for Arthur Curry, and since Aquaman will be set after the events in Justice League, the next step in his story should be moving forward with the character. Plus, we previously learned that Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother, might be ruling over Atlantis during the beginning of Aquaman. It wouldn’t be the first example of Aquaman being a little different than his comics counterpart.

 

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Jason Momoa also said that his character will be going through a pretty big journey through his next two movies. When Justice League kicks off, Aquaman really won’t be Aquaman, at all. He also noted,

He doesn’t believe in himself, he doesn’t know what to do with the powers he has. He’s going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him ‘Aquaman’ right now — he couldn’t give two shits about anything Atlantean. So he’s really not quite there yet…

A lot of heroic origin stories feature characters who haven’t quite figured out who they are and what abilities they have, yet. Regardless, what seems to be different about Arthur Curry is his rejection of things that are right in front of him, like his knowledge of Atlanteans and his abilities. In a lot of ways, Justice League should be a movie about getting a team together, but it seems as if Arthur Curry, at least, will have a whole lot of other things going on.

 

You can find out exactly what that means when Justice League hits theaters on November 17. You can already pre-order tickets for the upcoming DC movie. Aquaman is hitting theaters on on December 21, 2018. Before that movie hits, you can take a look at what we know about Aquaman.

Source:

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1714380/why-some-fans-might-not-like-justice-leagues-aquaman-according-to-jason-momoa

George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.

Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. He was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, before selling it to The Walt Disney Company in 2012.

Upon graduating from the University of Southern California in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138 (1971), based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which was a critical success but a financial failure. His next work as a writer-director was the film, American Graffiti (1973), inspired by his teen years in early 1960s Modesto, California, and produced through the newly founded Lucasfilm. The film was critically and commercially successful, and received five Academy Awardnominations including Best Picture.

Lucas’s next film, an epic space opera titled Star Wars (1977), went through a troubled production process; however, it was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time, as well as a winner of six Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon. Following the first Star Wars film, Lucas produced and co-wrote the following installments in the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Along with Steven Spielberg, Lucas co-created and wrote the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), and The Last Crusade (1989). Lucas also produced and wrote a variety of films through Lucasfilm in the 1980s and 1990s.

In 1997, Lucas re-released the original Star Wars trilogy as part of a Special Edition, where he made several alterations to the films; home media releases with further changes were released in 2004 and 2011. Lucas also returned to directing with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, consisting of The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He later collaborated on the story for the Indiana Jones sequel Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and served as the story writer and executive producer for the war film, Red Tails (2012).

Five of Lucas’s seven features are among the 100 highest-grossing movies at the North American box office, adjusted for ticket-price inflation.

Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful filmmakers, and has been personally nominated for four Academy Awards. Lucas is considered a significant figure in the New Hollywood era.

  • Kaminski, Michael (2008). The Secret History of Star Wars. Legacy Books Press;. ISBN 978-0978465230.
  • Rinzler, J.W. (2007). The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film. LucasBooks. ISBN 978-0345494764.

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Channing Tatum’s Gambit Movie Finally Has A New Release Date

It would seem that the X-Men franchise’s Gambit movie is finally coming together. Late last week brought the news that Gore Verbinski has been in discussions about directing the feature, and now 20th Century Fox is confident enough to lock the comic book feature in for a February 14, 2019 release date.

 

When I spoke with producer Simon Kinberg earlier this year just prior to the theatrical release of Logan, he told me that star Channing Tatum was still “incredibly committed” to Gambit and that production was eyeing an early 2018 start. It looks like that will be exactly what happens in the future development of the project, given the release date news that was just dropped by Deadline.

 
 

The hitch that comes with this news is that we’re not entirely sure we can trust it. After all, this isn’t the first time that Gambit has had a release date, as it was originally supposed to come out on October 7, 2016. This target was ultimately missed because the film had the hardest time trying to keep a director on board. First Bennett Miller, Darren Aronofsky, Gareth Evans and J. C. Chandor all turned down the chance to helm. Then Rupert Wyatt officially signed on (in June 2015), but he wound up departing a few months later (September 2015). Doug Liman came aboard to replace him weeks after that (November 2015), but then he left the next summer (August 2016). The project has existed in limbo ever since.

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To Gambit‘s credit, things do seem to finally be coming together. Gore Verbinski is a seasoned blockbuster filmmaker, and, according to Channing Tatum, the studio’s development strategy has significantly changed thanks to the successes of Deadpool and Logan (implying the movie could be R-rated). There is a story to tell, with a narrative reportedly charting the mutant’s origins in New Orleans, and history with the villainous Mister Sinister, so it might actually all work out.

 

As for the release date itself, it’s noteworthy that Fox has had some luck with Valentines Day. The studio made the interesting choice to also make that the launching weekend for Deadpool last year, and while the film did face some apparent competition in Zoolander 2, it wound up becoming one of the biggest R-rated blockbusters of all time. Surely Fox is hoping that Gambit can follow suit in 2019, with the only current competition being the comedy Isn’t It Romantic starring Rebel Wilson.

Source:

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1713469/channing-tatums-gambit-movie-finally-has-a-new-release-date